OraCare's Active Ingredient, Activated Chlorine Dioxide has a unique way of killing Viruses!
You may wonder how ClO2 kills viruses, since they are thousands of times smaller than other organisms. It kills them in a different way than it kills other organisms. Both viruses and the entire body are constructed mostly of protein (and water). The body creates tens of thousands of special proteins for various jobs - it grows by forming proteins in organs and tissues such as muscles. Each body part requires a number of different proteins, and viruses depend on some of these proteins for their growth. It so happens that these special proteins cannot form in the presence of Activated Chlorine Dioxide - their formation is prevented by the oxidation electrical potential that Activated Chlorine Dioxide exerts on its immediate environment. The chemical reaction prevents the growth of the special proteins that make up the viruses, and eventually when the virus cannot grow, it dies.
Viruses and the impact they have on a Dental Practice.
In dental offices, providers think of removing mainly bacteria when trying to sanitize an area to practice in, but many forget that they should also be concerned about viruses. Viruses can have an incredible impact on the health of the dental professional as well as the patient, these are the types of things that will kill you. Most bacterial infections, if contracted, are easily treated with an antibiotic. With viruses you have little to no choice other than to let it run its course and deal with the symptoms along the way. Activated Chlorine Dioxide is extremely effective at killing viruses. It has a unique way of breaking down the virus from the outside in, making it ideal to try to remove viruses before they can be dispersed into the air and inhaled. Activated ClO2 can be used as a great preventative measure!